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Top 100 Free Linux Games

Top 100 Free Linux Games

"Can I game on it" is a frequently asked question we hear from Windows users toying with the idea of trying Linux for the first time. Well, the simple answer is yes!

What's more, there's a huge range of Linux games which are available to download at no cost. The list below represents the top 100 games, covering a broad spectrum of game genres. Hopefully there be a selection of games here that will interest anyone.

To be eligible for inclusion in the list below, games satisfied the following requirements:

Free to play (no download charge, no monthly charge)

Does not require Wine to run. Wine is a compatibility layer for running Windows software.

Not in the early stages of development

Action
Alien Arena 2008 Fast paced deathmatch shooter
AssaultCube First-person-shooter based on the game Cube
AstroMenace 3D Scrolling Space shooter
Blob Wars: Blob and Conquer 3D action adventure game
Excalibur: MR Fantasy first-person shooter
Hexen II: HT Polished Port of Hexen II
Nexuiz Chaotic and intense multiplayer First Person Shooter
OpenArena Based on the Quake III Arena source, similar to Open Quartz
Paintown 2D side scrolling beatem-up based on Streets of Rage 2
Secret Maryo Chronicles Two-dimensional, sidescrolling jump-and-run platform game
Teewars Fast-paced sidescrolling multiplayer-only shoot 'em up
Tremulous Aliens vs Humans action/strategy First Person Shooter
TrueCombat:Elite Modern world total conversion modification of Wolfenstein:ET
Urban Terror Total conversion/stand-alone First Person Shooter
Vacuum Magic Fast-paced original action game
Vega Strike 3D Action / Space / Simulation that lets you trade, fight, and explore
Warsow Fast Paced First Person Shooter
Wolfenstein: ET Wage war as Axis or Allies in team-based combat
World of Padman Conceived as a modification of Quake III Area, entitled PadMod
X-Moto Challenging 2D motocross platform game
Yo Frankie! Pixar-quality animation by the Blender Institute
Arcade
Armagetron Advanced Enhanced version of Armagetron, a 3D lightcycle game
Chromium B.S.U Top down fast paced high action scrolling space shooter
Critical Mass Space shoot'em up
Grid Wars 2 Clone of the popular Xbox 360 game, Geometry Wars
Kobo Deluxe 2D shooter with a simple and responsive control system
LBreakOut2 Clone of Arkanoid with lots of enhancements
ManiaDrive Clone of Trackmania: 3D, stunts and skills
OpenLieroX Real-time excessive Worms-clone with network support
Penguin Command Clone of the classic "Missile Command"
Project: Starfighter 2D mission-based shoot-'em-up game
rRootage Arcade-style space shooting game
Stepmania Rhythm video game
SuperTuxKart 3D kart racing game, with many tracks, characters, and items for you to try
Wormux Worms clone
Role Play
Crossfire Cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game
Daimonin Massive Multi-player online RPG
Dwarf Fortress Single-player fantasy game, similar to Nethack
Egoboo Variant of Nethack and Rogue
Eternal Lands Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) like RuneScape
Lost Labyrinth Roguelike roleplaying using a Zelda-like graphics engine
NetHack Classic dungeon crawling
Planeshift 3D persistent fantasy MMORPG
Project Diaspora Clone of Diaspora, a trading MMORPG
Regnum Online Fantasy MMORPG game set in a 3D virtual world
RuneScape Java based MMORPG
Strategy
Battle for Wesnoth Fantasy turn-based where you battle for control of villages
Battle Tanks Fast 2D tank game with multiplayer and split-screen modes
Boson Real-time strategy game, with the feeling of C&C or StarCraft
Bos Wars Futuristic Real-Time Strategy
BZFlag 3D first person tank shooting
Crimson Fields Hex-based tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle
Freeciv Turn-based multiplayer empire-building
FreeCol Implementation of Colonization
FreeOrion Galactic Conquest
Glest 3D real-time customizable strategy
Globulation 2 Innovative Real-Time Strategy
HedgeWars Worms-like turn based strategy game
LordsAWar! Clone of the popular SSG game Warlords II
netPanzer Isometric view real-time multiplayer tactical game
Savage 1 Combines aspects of real-time strategy and first-person shooter
Scorched 3D Based on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth "The Mother Of All Games"
Spring Gameplay experience of Total Annihilation (TA) into three dimensions
Tenes Empanadas Graciela Turn-based risk strategy game
UFO: Alien Invasion X-COM inspired turn based 3D strategy game
Warzone 2100 RP 3D realtime strategy set on a future Earth
Simulation
Danger from the Deep World War II German tactical submarine simulator
FlightGear General Aviation Flight Simulator
Frets On Fire Musical skill and fast fingers
GL-117 3D action flight simulator
Oolite Retro 3D Space Simulation in the style of the classic Elite
OpenTTD Clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe"
Racer Car simulation project using professional car physics
Simutrans Transportation simulation game
Thunder&Lightning Futuristic Action Flight Simulator Game Inspired By Carrier Command
TORCS Racing Car Simulator
VDrift Driving simulation with drift racing in mind
Sports
Bygfoot Football management game
FooBillard OpenGL-billard game with realistic physics, AI-player and many gametypes
Slam Soccer 2006 Comic style football game
Ultimate Stunts Remake of the DOS-game "Stunts"
Board & Card
Atlantik Monopoly-like game
gnubg Playing and analysing backgammon
KMahjongg Mahjongg Solitaire
PokerTH Implementation of the Texas hold'em poker game
PyChess Chess Client
PySolFC Collection of more than 1000 solitaire card games
Puzzle
Crack Attack! Similar to the Super Nintendo classic game "Tetris Attack"
Enigma Find uncover pairs of identically colored Oxyd stones
Fish Fillets NG Port of Fish Fillets from Altar Interactive
Frozen Bubble Throw colourful bubbles to build groups and destroy the groups
gbrainy Train memory, arithmetical and logical capabilities
Neverball Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course
Pingus Lemmings-like game
Game Engines
Crystal Space 3D Game Toolkit
Delta3D Designed for training, education, visualization, and entertainment
GemRB Clone of BioWare's Infinity Engine
Sauerbraten 3D game engine
ScummVM Interpreter for 2D adventure games with several integrated engines
Educational
GCompris Suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10

Sources:

1. 42 of the Best Free Linux Games
2. 42 More of the Best Free Linux Games
3. 21 More of the Best Free Linux Games

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